Hospital Chapel wedding

Published at 4:26 p.m. on June 28, 2013 | Modified at 4:26 p.m. on June 28, 2013

Lindsay Klingeman of Tilden and Ryne Juenger of Marissa wanted to have their wedding at the St. Clair Courthouse on Friday June 28. But their baby boy couldn't wait and was born Wednesday afternoon, almost spoiling the couple's wedding plans. Gage James Stone Juenger came into the world at 2:05 p.m. on Wednesday June 26, at 19 1/2 inches and weighing in at 8 pounds, 12 ounces. The couple wanted the Friday wedding because that's the day -- 33 years ago -- that both sets of their parents were married. Lindsay's parents, Laura and Stephen Klingeman of Tilden, were married in Tilden, and still live there. Ryne's parents, Judy and Devin Juenger of Marissa, likewise were married in Marissa and continue to reside there. Both weddings were held on June 28, 1980. And both of them held their wedding receptions in Sparta. The Juengers were at the VFW Hall while the Klingeman's were "down the street" at the American Legion Hall. Who knew that 33 years later, their children would marry each other, and on the same date? Memorial Hospital nurses Teresa Van Hoose and Sandy Dudly both assisted in the delivery of Gage, and both helped set up the wedding in the hospital's chapel. Ryne is a construction worker, and Lindsay is a cashier. They live in Marissa, and have a four year-old daughter, Skylar Juenger, who served as flower girl for the hospital wedding.

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